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MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
caught on tape claiming she worked for the county? >> you work for romney obama? >> i thought you were rej sterg voters. >> i am. >> who are you registering? all voters? >> i'm trying to register people for a particular party because we're out here in support of romney actually. >> who is paying you for this? >> let me see, we're working for the county clerk's office. >> that went viral. strategic allied consulting fired that girl in the video. and it denies any wrong doing whatsoever. here's the bottom line. the republicans talk about preventing voter fraud but they get real quiet when they get caught doing the cheating. joining me tonight is rick polasio, chairman of the democratic party. there's this operation going on here in the state of colorado. why isn't voter registration, this scandal, getting more attention this n this state? >> it should be getting more attention. it's outrageouthat the republican party decided to hire a firm with such a long and sorted history of committing fraud. it's happening here in and in other states and it's unfortunate that more media outlets haven
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
ed show." remember to answer the question at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts on twitter @edshow. the romney camp says they are prepared for the 47% comments. can he reverse the damage? richard wolffe and alex wagner will join me next for the discussion. stay tuned. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> coming up, new poll numbers show mitt romney's 47% commen
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
thoughts on this? >> no surprise. the same stuff. i go back. if mitt romney would pick up the phone and call john boehner, join our effort, we're putting pressure on boehner to pass this. 20 senators have signed a letter. come to our grass roots. put pressure on boehner. we'll schedule this trade enforcement legislation for china. that will make a real difference in jobs. not the stuff that romney is talking about. >> you're not going to get a letter from mitt romney. you have a great idea, senator, but any candidate that would use forced workers to be props in a campaign, i wouldn't count on him for anything. sherrod brown with us here on "the ed show." lots more coming up in the next half hour. stay right here. >>> voter i.d., which is going to allow mitt romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. >> republican voter suppression in pennsylvania is dealt a death blow in the courts. but the cheating goes on in colorado. tonight an update on the rnc voter fraud scandal. >>> early voting starts today. today. >> the first lady is firing up supporters as voters swarm the polls. we'll br
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
for romney >> i thought you we rej sterg voters. >> i am. who areou registering? all voters? >> i'm trying to register people for a particular party because we're out here in support of romney actually. >> who is paying you for this? >> let me see, we're wki for thcounty clerk's office. >> that went viral. sttegic lied consuing and ens any wrg doing veo whatsoever. here's the bottom line. the republicans talk about preventi voter fraud but they et caught doing t cheating. joining me tonight is rick polasio, chairman of the democratic party. there' re in the statofolorado. why isn't voter registration, this scandal, getting more tention this n ts state? >> it shld be getting more attention. it's outrageous th the repuicrted history of committin fraud. itappening herin and in other states and it's unfortunate that more media outlethaven't beenicking >> this videotape is damagg d v. i feel sorry forhe girl. she's caught up in something she's probably not are of. what are you doing to counter th ground game out there? >> it's a good point. i feel badlyf for this woman because it sounds
Comedy Central
Oct 3, 2012 1:30am PDT
promise is a promise, i told him. on the other hand, we have to say that governor romney he liked this idea of self-deportation. >> stephen: speaking spanish >> he said he thought it would be a model for the rest of the country when it comes to verifying the identification of employees. >> stephen: isn't that empowering for the latino community to say "you have the power to deport yourself. i'm not going to do it. it's a matter of trust. >> not exactly. i've spoken with thousands of immigrants and i haven't found a single one of them who wants to self-deport. (laughter) i think self-deportation is not a solution, it's a really, really bad idea. it's about welcoming immigrants, not about throwing them out. (applause) >> romney's right. you guys are like the 47% who are depending on the government to deport people. is that why you like obama because obama has supported a ton of you people. -- deport add ton of you people. >> well, president barack obama has deported more immigrants than any president in the history of the united states. >> stephen: so you get a free ride to the border. (
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
center," he thought the debate was at his house. [ laughter ] [ as mitt romney ] "easy commute. i can go right over there." >> steve: "i can walk right over here." >> jimmy: pro, paul ryan will be in the audience trying to lend his support. con, joe biden will be in the audience trying to start a wave. [ laughter ] "joe, sit down. don't --" "boo! come on, guys. this section sucks." [ laughter ] pro, the first debate will be wednesday at 9:00 p.m. con, right after an all-new "guys with kids," every wednesday at 8:30 only on nbc. ♪ "from the zany mind of jimmy fallon." and finally, pro, all the campaigning, the attack ads, the political bickering has led up to this moment. con, and yet we still have to wait another month for this crap to be over. there you go. that is the "pros and cons." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with "freestylin' with the roots!" what?! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ diana ] power was very important to me. we test-drove the camry, took it on the freeway, and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney. he is not the guy i thought i had experienced. melissa: ed, what do you think mitt romney's strengths are from a debate perspective. >> he is smart as whip. he can think quickly on his feet. he understands all all numbers and analysis and theory behind everything is is proposing. so i think i'm sure he was debating champion in school. melissa: yeah. >> i expect him to do well. but i think the president is equally sophisticated and capable on that dimension. melissa: paul, you make a great point. people in the audience are watching the guy not talking. what are some of the things we're watching out there they should be aware of? >> how much attention they pay to each other versus their notes. you will be watching the ability to smile when a jab is thrown. melissa: right. >> instead of reacting negatively. i think you will be looking for after fa billty. that sense this is a real person, both side. they know in advance the jabs that will come back and forth. 47%. unemployment promises below 8%. it will cut across both. so i think people are looking for a person beneath the pac
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
thought the numbers would be worse for romney. >> there is a microphone coming over to you. >> i am just curious about what you think the dynamic would be if governor romney is elected between him and paul ryan as the vice president, and then dealing with the house. and not having the filibuster proof the senate. what does that look like? it does not seem like there that many predictions that things are really going to change. i have been speaking to a t. party activists who says -- dimon >> if romney went, i would assume republicans hold the house and do not lose in the house seats. yes, there will be complaining for this or that by some people, but i think he has the ability to pass those issues through the house at the end of the day. i think he is in reasonably good shape in the senate, at least for the state reconciliation bill. republicans think john boehner is going to hold republicans against that in the fall i do not buy. i don't think harry reid can hold the democrats. that will be a fantastic question for romney and right as to how much they are willing to compromise. the
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> well, for romney to have a chance, there better be. because that is the issue that is central. he had been gaining ground on the issue in a way a lot of people thought wasn't possible. if he has begun to retreat, romney needs that to happen. he needs to emerge from the whole campaign, the debates part of them as the person with the ability and the stronger plan for the economy. because this is not an economy that people find to their liking. not agreeable to people. that is where romney needs to be strong. >> bret: chuck, their target audience tonight? >> maybe state of ohio. i really mean that. without ohio, romney, most scenarios just can't win. he is going to have to come up with a message that tips ohio his way, and doesn't leigh out or ail yep nate anyone else -- alienate anyone else. he does seem to be trailing by a significant margin in ohio. i think he is going to have to do something that reaches out to the state. just to pick up on what brit said about the economy i was interested to hear eric fehrnstrom decide the election twice as a choice. used to be that was supposed to
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
your thoughts? >> mine plays off of that. i think romney's very good in these debate settings carrying out prescripted attacks. sticking to the script, he can be very effective. >> who can't? you're reading somebody else's script. who can't be? >> there's a common trait among people who have run against mitt romney, democrat and republican. >> they don't like him. >> they don't like him. mccain, by all indications, obama. >> that's why mccain picked hallen, he couldn't stand romney. >> if romney is good at carrying out these attacks, and obama brilss at his criticism, is it easy for romney to get under his skin? obama said to hillary clinton, you're likeable enough, hillary. >> was that smugness or -- he did it spontaneously. i agree, it was terrible. >> can romney knock him off his game by getting under his skin. >> what would drive obama crazy? >> these broad stroke indictments of the last four years -- >> bob, it's something truly serious tonight, it could get ugly. we're hearing all this stuff leaking from the romney camp how he's going to hit him on dishonesty. i don't kn
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the tax cuts. >> we were just talking to john taylor. i asked whether or not he believed romney was being specific enough about the economic plan because thought is the knock he has been getting and professor taylor said he has been extremely specific. do you think this campaign can gain traction and win this thing if they believe they are specific enough with their plans. >> john taylor is a great american and one of my heroes and mentors. i don't think they are quite as specific as they could. you know how to sell something. you want to sell something. if one of your great panelists has a stock or a position or an idea you got to sell it. not just once. you don't whisper it. covering several shows. you have to sell the thing. second point talk about middle class take home pay going up. joe biden was up. the middle class income has been buried. and third here is the tricky point. i don't want to see the tax deductions taken away from the middle class. i want it removed for the upper income people because they are going for 35 to 28%. they should lose the bulk. i wouldn't go after t
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> how much of those zingers are pre-thought out and what does mitt romney have to do to avoid taking a big hit tomorrow night? >> that was all newt. part of great thing about newt, he knew the topic, knew the weak points, but prepared to answer the question. if you can come up with pious baloney, that puts a cherry on top. if you googled baloney two hours after the debate, you would get oscar meyer and then newt gingrich. romney has the same opportunity, when it comes to obama's populous messages, i'm one of the common guys and you're out of touch. romney has an opportunity to say you have made $2 million in one year, you spent more money in your time in the white house than the royal family. how are you one of the common map you say you're a part of? i think preparation is important, knowing the material is important. but then being comfortable enough in your own skin and comfortable with the topic that you can come up with a pious baloney moment. those aren't planned, they aren't scripted, it just happens when it happens. >> but, professor schroeder, we've heard reports that
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
mitt romney than i was john mccain. i thought john mccain was just an extension of george bush. we had had enough of that. >> brown: but polls show enthusiasm remains a question mark here for mitt romney and for the president. he also has to worry about criticism from his left. people like duke economics professor william garretty who cites the almost one in five blacks out of work here and says the president simply hasn't done enough to help. >> that's pretty staggering actually. i mean, we're approaching the kinds of unemployment rates that existed in the united states at the height of the great depression. in the african-american community in north carolina. >> brown: he has decided to sit out the presidential vote >> i'm going to vote for the other offices on the ballot but i'm just not going to cast a vote for the presidency >> brown: you're not? no brown: you feel okay i feel okay about it. my wife tells me i'm crazy. >> ready to go brown: no doubt octave i can't rainy thinks he's crazy too >> you have to vote for people who support our issues. >> brown: a community organizer wor
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
p.m., cnbc eastern time. >> hold that thought, madden. >> former presidential candidate herman cain faced mitt romney in the gop debate. mr. cain knows first hand what president obama is going to up against with romney. herman cain joins us next. and an estimated 60 million people could be watching tonight's presidential debate. the focus, economic issues. should mitt romney inject the benghazi catastrophe into this debate? as always, doesn't forget free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity and that's exactly what they're going to be debating in one hour and 45 minutes from now. i'm kudlow, we'll be right back. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange place. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> the stakes are high for mitt romney and president obama tonight.
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
street that earlier in the year thought mitt romney had won. i might respect some of these guys stock-picking acumen but i have serious doubts about their political acumen. i will leave the calendar to decide how this is judged. any snapshot at any moment is just a snapshot in a moment. might seem simplistic but bears watching that we could go the president was up by 10 points in ohio. some have it in four points. one pole before joining new was separated by a single point. my point in saying that is things rapidly changed. they are very fluid in a race that is very tight but in some of these swing states isn't as tight but getting tighter. i wouldn't put much stock in folks who -- no offense -- trade stocks. tracy: exactly why everyone has to watch these tonight. a reminder again neil cavuto will be live tonight at 8:00 eastern for television's best debate coverage. he has a killer lineup of guests joining him as well. make sure you tune in at 8:00 p.m. eastern. dennis: democratic strategist chris coteinas and gary kaltbaum. markets think obama is going to win. if romney when the kno
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
saying this was the tape that would up-end this campaign. they, at least, thought this 2007 video of senator obama at the time, that's already been online, it was already covered, was somehow going to help mitt romney going into this debate perhaps? >> i have been discussing it the last two hours and i have heard from a number of folks who are in that gop base who are enthused about that videotape. me, i want 40 minutes of my life back, i got sucked into the whole drum, he had the flashing light on the website and tune in at 9:00. >> i want more of that you got sucked n you went on the site. you saw this, the other race speech, big headline and you clicked on thinking that -- >> i did. and then tamron, what straightened me sought that i saw that lynn sweet from the "chicago sun-times" five years ago had put the entire transcript online. in fact, i tweeted the transcript once i saw it. now, i then hear from callers who say, well, it is the intonation of the voice or it's when he deviated from the script r i can tell you, because i invested the time. the deviation of the script didn't
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
throwing. and get off of the script and let them interact with each other. >> any thoughts of what romney needs to do tonight. he needs to change the conjectory and seeing the tightening polls in the last few days. but clearly it is on him in many ways. >> steve: this is his chance to shine. in the meantime we have news. >> in your headlines. we have air force 2 aborting landing twice in one day. first time vice-president vice-president biden was aproaching charlotte. there were thunderstorms in the area and on the way home from campaigning in north carolina it happened again. heavy fog over marylandy forced the plan to to circle 45 minutes. now to the folks news exclusive. letters show that thitate department refused to get involved when the company paid to protect the security in lib yampt warning signs may have been ignored. the contractor felt security was substandard, and that the situation was unworkable. when the libyans tried to bring in a third party to help with security it was shut down. and search under way for a drug smuggler who murdered a u.s. border patrol agent. ni
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-obama super pac priorities usa action. also joining us a top advocate for governor mitt romney, republican congressman jason chaffetz of utah. thanks very much, guys, for coming in. let me go through some quick questions, quick answers and get your thoughts off the top. bill, i'll start with you. what is mitt romney's biggest strength going into the debate tonight? >> well, i think the biggest strength is that he's up against a president who is in a tough economic climate. and i would say second is that he's the most rehearsed debate -- the most rehearsed candidate ever before a presidential debate. >> what is president obama's biggest strength, congressman? >> he's got that big smile. but other than that, look, he's a very charming person. there's a reason why he became the president of the united states. but it's going to be a good debate. >> what are you worried about, bill, the most as far as president obama is concerned? >> well, as you know, i worked for president obama for a long time. and i love the guy. but he does have this reputation for sometimes speaking in paragra
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
the things he's going to do going forward and also to draw some contrast with governor romney. for governor romney it may give him an opportunity rather than looking like he has canned answers to show people he's more thoughtful and warmer and more likable. >> dan balz, both warm and likable. thank you very much. thanks for being with us. >> thanks. >> up next, new questions about security and intelligence behind the benghazi terror attack. former ambassador to iraq chris hill joining us live here in denver. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this seaso
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
another thought -- incompetence but i have another thought. it's the message because they want to confuse the american people. >> bob: this is typical romney conspiracy theory you put out. put it out for his campaign. >> dana: fantasy land we could put the shoe on the other foot. that's not what you said, you would not say that if it happened in the other administration. >> greg: romney is mean to the garbage man. that's more devastating. >> dana: we'll get to that. but remember this classic moment from the 1984 presidential debate between ronald reagan and walter mondale? >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [ laughter ] >> dana: bob beckel was running mondale's campaign at the time. what did he think when he heard that line? he's going to tell us. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greg: love that tom petty. so, it only took three weeks for administration to agree the libya attack was not spontaneous. you got to wonder where obama finds the staffers. i haven't seen this many clowns since ringling
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
for it! and i was so outraged by this. and i still maintain that. i thought it was such a mistake. but it doesn't seem to be turning -- >> it hasn't hurt romney -- >> bill: it hasn't hurt obama. >> it hasn't helped romney. but the fact is again, it's the insurance companies paying for this. not the catholic church and obama is polling well among catholics. >> we're talking about the political calculus here. and like i said, he won women big in 08. lost them big in 2010. so he needed to get them back. hence all of this scare tactics. remember, look, it's so degrading to give this message to -- i agree, he's had a lot of success in these scare messages. but women's issues are every american's issues. jobs and the economy. that's something romney has to say i don't care if you're a man or woman. i'm going to give you a healthy jobs market. that rebounds to the benefit of everybody, men and women. >> is it degrading to say women want free stuff and they'll buy whatever obama puts out and they're not paying -- >> free birth control. >> is that significant to women that they vote becaus
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
evening. the pundits, they thought the economy would be president obama's undoing when you look at the numbers and the romney campaign asked a good amount of capital on the idea. doesn't seem to be working out that way. why not? >> well, it is interesting, the reason in large part why it is it isn't is the very people worst affected by the economy are diehard obama supporters. and they tend to be nonwhite, and they are very, very negatively affected by the economy. but they're also very devoted to mr. obama. he's not mr. rom -- mr. romney is not able to pry the people loose and get them republican. the african-american community has not voted republican in a large way in a very long time and it seems unlikely to change anytime soon. those are the key votes that put mr. obama over the top. that's fine. their votes are very, very important and they have a certain set of grievances, which are perfectly legitimate. they're allowed, of course, as anyone else is in this country, to vote how they please. but that i think explains why the economic problems are not hurting mr. obama more. >> a
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
%. he said no, i want 90. congressman gordon, your thoughts on obama and romney's leadership. >> well, if we tie back to the campaign in to the 50.1%, i think that is telling. i was with charlie cook last night. he is one of the political and gnostic hitters around you, and charlie famously said something back that is present obama is related it will be to spite the economy if governor romney is elected it will be despite his campaign. and i think that is playing out right now. and i think part of it is this 50.1% attitude. i think the other thing, governor romney i think grew up in a privileged environment. just like i want to get my daughter all i can come his father wanted to do the same take. mccain was somewhat isolated with the schools and elite i think sort of thinking along the way. and i think he also, his parents instilled upon him that because of those privileges he had responsibility. and that is what you might say class had responsibility to give back and to be a leader later. so i think he wants to be president because he wants to make good decisions. he wants to, with c
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
pennsylvania republicans thought this was going to be such a big deal. >> voter i.d., which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. >> make voting harder, done. that's going to amitt romney to win our state. the judge sort of squashed it. technically, he did. this should ought to be the most important thing. the bottom line here in pennsylvania is that as of this judge's ruling today, you don't have to have a driver's license or photo i.d. you can still vote in the election this november if dwrour a legal voter even if you don't have that i.d. so hundreds of thousands of old people and poor people and students and people who just live in philly and take public transportation and don't have a driver's license, hundreds of thousands, maybe more than a million legal voters who were going to be blocked from voting from this new republican law are now going to be allowed to vote. but conveniently for the people trying to stop them from voting, this judge left a couple things still intact. first, the judge made clear that poll workers can still ask people if
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
point and then he made florida really, many people thought that was the high-water mark for his debating. >> he's not involved with mitt romney now. that's interesting to me. >> we've had him on the show since then stalking sorpt t of about that. that was an interesting story after that. some people felt he took too much credit for the debate prep. you know what i think is interesting in this whole thing is, how do you navigate the preparation, being overprepared, zingers that don't zing, sounding too sound bity and not substance -- >> george bush in 2000, one thing he did on debate day, he got a massage. all the time before cramming, he would relax -- >> maybe you should get a massage. >> you can watch complete coverage and analysis, along with the fact-checking of the candidates, right here on cnn and cnn.com. all starts at 7 p.m. eastern. >>> still ahead this moing on "starting point," 30 0-pound nfl stars, they say the new uniforms maybe them feel tubby and fat. it's our "get real" this morning. >>> the housing market, you guys, it might be finally recovering here. why bald
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
for the killer of this border patrol agent? arizona. >> he was a humble gentle man. no one thought i will of nick ivy. bill: president obama, governor romney preparing for their first face-to-face showdown hours from now in that denver stage you see right there. brand-new hour of "america's newsroom." welcome, i'm bill hemmer. how you doing? jamie: just great, bill. this is going to be the first of the three presidential debates. you don't want to miss it. the first time that millions of us will be watching both nominees together. according to a brand-new poll president obama has a slight lead over governor romney, 49% to 46% where last month he was leading by 5%. bill: megyn kelly, anchor of "america live." how you doing? megyn: i'm doing great. live from denver. big day out here. bill: you and chris wallace and brit hume will be out there anchoring. we look at the poll numbers. you know how close this has been for a very long time. what are you picking up based on a 2-point spread. megyn: it's an opportunity for mitt romney. the president is known to the american people at this poi
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> i could have shown mitt romney months ago how to win tomorrow's debate. but i waited until tonight because i know it's way too late to try to teach mitt romney new lines for the big event. that's next in the rewrite. if you are one of the millions of men who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possi
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
were talking about this matter the attack and how it went down, the criticism of the romney camp has leveled. she points out rightly the romney catch was first to come out with a statement before the ambassador was dead. a lot people thought that coupled with what happened in london when he went over and insulted our allies and the rest which is a message to the voters that the voters received as you can't handle this. >>guest: the governor made clear he disagreed with the nature of the initial response from the embassy in egypt, that we should be stronger in recognizing the threat that we face in that region as well as a threat in north africa. governor romney made very clear that was what he believed and he had a very different opinion. this is something that i think during the course of the campaign and going forward, we will continue to talk about the differences on how we respond to the threats. right now, the administration has a lot more questions to answer about their initial response. >>shepard: we will ask those questions without doubt. now the 47 percent comment, if anythi
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
comments similar to mitt romney's 47% remarks. let's take a listen to a portion of the president. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. i said, no, this administration was color blind in its incompetence, but, but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> so joining me now is the reverend al sharpton, host of politics nation and the obama campaign calling this a tra transparent attempt to bring up something if the president's past to discredit him. the romney campaign has distanced themselves. does this tape have any weight? again, this is from '07, during the height of the campaign for president obama. >> he was an official candidate. the press was there. the speech was covered. including this station. and how does it become devicive in '12? he says that the administration was color blind, but that they clearly had dealt with the reaction to katrina wrongly, which any number of national polls said that most citizens felt, so i mean, if this is the best they've got, then i think
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
. jenna: a final thought, what do you think is the one mistake that romney simply cannot make tonight to stay in the race, to stay competitive? >> reporter: well, you know, if he falls in the orchestra pit it's a problem. [laughter] >> reporter: look -- jenna: we hope we don't do that on a regular basis just having to walk and talk together, right? >> reporter: at my age i worry about that all the time. i walk with care. debates can be unpredictable, and sometimes the moment that comes out of a debate is often not planned, in other words, it's not somebody's talking point that hits the spot or some pre-planned answer, it's a spontaneous moment when they get either a question they don't expect, or they suddenly think of something to say. think of 1984 when walter mondale succeeded in easily winning i think on almost anybody's card the first debate against ronald reagan with with a question reagan didn't handle well on social security and mondale nailed him. it looked like he would have momentum although not much, because he was way behind. reagan used the comment, i'm not going to use my
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